Can someone Dan or Mike, give some us real newbies an excercise or two to try? solo excercises or partnered ones?
I believe that part of what Dan, Mike et al. have been arguing is that you have to first "feel" these skills before you can properly train in them.
I f you search enough you will find that Rob John has posted detailed explanations and videos of some of the exercises done with his teacher Akuzawa. Maybe these will help you and maybe, like I mentioned, you have to feel it first.
Good luck to you.